It's probably not a topic that you discuss very often, and even if suicide hasn't been on your mind, it has likely been on the mind of someone you love and care about. It is estimated that the grief and distress from each suicide impacts 136 people.
On Monday November 2 at 7pm we will be hosting a webinar on ZOOM that focuses on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. The webinar will focus on how to give help, and there will also be some information on how to get the help available.
We have a line up of engaging, informative speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge with you. Bonnie VanVeen will be hosting the evening. Please register below so that we can send you the ZOOM link. (link to registration). Please contact Connie Harper, our Parish Nurse if you have any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please share this information with your friends and family who may wish to attend. There is no cost to attend and everyone is welcome. This webinar will be recorded.
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. This session of GRIEFSHARE will be held on ZOOM. Please contact our Parish Nurse, Connie Harper (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
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In these times of uncertainty and imposed social and physical limitations because of the global pandemic, our daily lives have been disrupted and it is affecting our family's psychological well-being. Parents, children and marriages are under tremendous strain as dining rooms have become classrooms, and bedrooms have become home offices. Parents are trying to balance the demands of teaching their children and working from home while the whole family is forced to shelter together 24/7 with the worries of a deadly disease and the uncertainty of job security, income, and if it will ever be normal again.
This video presentation on Strengthening the Family in the Midst of a Crisis will explore how you and your family can deal with the stress and anxiety of living in the middle of a global health crisis. You will learn how to help your family handle the distress of the epidemic in practical and healthy ways so that the whole family will be more resilient both now and when the coronavirus outbreak is over.
Presented by Wainfleet BIC Church by Linda Lambert, B.A., M.Div., D.Min. Candidate;
Pastoral Counsellor, Marriage and Family Counselling with Kardia Counselling
We’d like to recommend this video to you. It is an excellent resource, and well worth your time to watch. We’d love for you to share this video with others who may also find it helpful.
Glenn Robitaille, a credentialed BIC pastor and director of ethics and spiritual care at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene, ON, provides advice on how to cope with loss in times of crisis. How to thrive and not just survive.
This workshop may be particularly helpful with coping with all the losses you may be experiencing in this current pandemic of COVID-19.